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Crane driver killed in windfarm crash

17 Aug 11 A mobile crane driver was killed on Monday this week when his eight-axle crane came off a hillside road on a Lancashire wind farm project.

Photo of crane on BBC website
Photo of crane on BBC website

Lindsey Easton, 49, of Sowerby Bridge, Halifax, was working for crane firm Baldwins and driving a 500t all terrain crane on Scout Moor windfarm.

Police say he was travelling down a site road when the crane struck an earth bank, left the road, toppled and trapped the driver. Mr Easton was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Health & Safety Executive is investigating.

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